Silhouette Christmas Nativity Cards

Just wanted to share a few peaks of the personal Christmas cards I made recently.  I had fun playing around with some supplies I already had and that led me to try some different color combinations.

Purple and Green Nativity

Card Liner

Blue and Gold Nativity

Navy and Gold Nativity with Assorted Colors

Purple, Green, and Tan Nativity Combos

Red, Green, and White Nativity Combos

Red and White Nativity Combos

Red, White and Blue Nativity Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

– Mindy : )

Supplies:

Silhouette File: Christmas Nativity Card (by Lori Whitlock)

*note: I made the card liner myself by using the inset feature to alter the card cover file in Silhouette Studio

Stamps: Glory of Christ (Stampabilities GR1143) and Merry Christmas 07 (Stampabilities DR1105)

*note: I took the rubber stamps off the wood blocks and mounted them on a clear block together so I would only have to align them to each other once

Other: Wonderland 6×6 Paper Pad (Studio Calico), Winter Wonderland 6×6 Designer Paper Pad (My Mind’s Eye), Holiday Scrapbook Basics (Making Memories), Kiwi Metallic Cover (The Paper Company), Gold Cardstock, Classics Textured Cardstock Stack (DCWV), Solar White Coverstock (Neenah), Versafine Onyx Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), 2 Way Glue Pen (Zig Memory System)

 

 

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December 19, 2013. Tags: , . Card. Leave a comment.

Trying a 6 x 6 Cutting Formula for Christmas and Winter Cards

Thanks to Kathryn’s 6×6 formulas she shared on her blog here and with OWH, I got an early start on some Christmas and winter cards for OWH. Kathryn gave great directions and pictures on her post and it gave me the push to just jump into an unused 6 x 6 pad and get moving on making cards! I used her template #2 to make eight cards from six double-side 6 x 6 papers from My Mind’s Eye Winter Wonderland pad.  (I did make a tiny cutting goof and so my last card, the bottom right one, wasn’t part of the cutting formula but my improvised version to still use my paper and make eight cards!).

6 x 6 Cutting Formula Cards

I had some leftover “thanks” kraft cardstock circles from this set of cards, so I used them on a couple of winter cards here and made a missing you circle for a card on my silhouette too.  The little reindeer is paper-pieced with kraft cardstock as well.  I may have gone a little crazy with the kraft cardstock, but I’m glad I branched into some other colors of layering paper too.  I think the navy layering paper worked really well for the cards with the little banners (and you can’t really tell from the small picture, but the red paper on those cards is actually a red wood grain patterned which is why I didn’t want to cover it up completely).

Thanks for taking a look and have a great day!

-Mindy

Supplies:

Stamps:”Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas” Cling Stamp (Hero Arts’ Wonderful Christmas CG394, part of a prize pack I won last year – thanks Hero Arts!),Winking Reindeer Wood Block Stamp (Hero Arts’ H5457, thanks to a stocking stuffer from my husband last year)

Diecut: thanks (by Silhouette)

Other: Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 Paper Pad (My Mind’s Eye), Kraft Cardstock (Paper Studio), Paper Trimmer (Tonic), Detail Scissors (X-Acto), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), 2 Way Glue Pen (Zig Memory System)

 

June 13, 2013. Tags: , . Card. 2 comments.

Tis the Season Kraft Card

Recollections Winter Wonderland stamp card, Making Memories Paper

This was the last card that I added to my OWH box that I mailed off today.  Hope it will brighten the final recipient’s day in a few months!

And thanks for taking a look at my blog

-Mindy 🙂

P.S. Please check out Operation Write Home’s Welcome Page to find out how to get involved in sending homemade cards to deployed service members so they can keep in touch with family and friends and notes of encouragement to the service members themselves.

 
Partial Supply List:

Stamp: “Tis the Season” (Clear Stamp from Recollections’ Winter Wonderland)

Other: Tree Diecuts (from a Cricut cartridge – I used someone else’s Cricut at a crop night), Polka Dot Paper (Making Memories neutral embellishment paper), Dark Green Paper (Recollections), Kraft Cardstock (The Paper Studio), Heart Buttons (unknown brand, but they were not too fat)

October 3, 2012. Tags: , . Card. 3 comments.

Purple and Green Christmas Card with Isaiah 9:6 Verse

Religious Handmade Christmas Card

This was one of the last Christmas cards that I added to my OWH box before I mailed it off.  I enjoyed the twist of using non-traditional colors (green, purple, and lavender) for a Christmas card.

Partial Supply List:

Stamps: Nativity Image and Isaiah 9:6 Verse (Inkadinkado – Holy Night Clear Stamp Set)

Other: Lavender and Purple Paper (Recollections Cardstock Paper), Grape Jelly and Cottage Ivy Ink (Memento/Tsukineko)

October 3, 2012. Tags: , . Card. 1 comment.

Card using Square Noel Stamp

Stampabilities Noel Stamp, Circle Punch

I had a bunch of these Noel sentiments in my stash that were already stamped and cut out, so I arranged them in this playful design to mimic a wrapped present for an easy card.  I used the heart and circle in place of a bow to be a bit different and to make sure that the card wouldn’t be too fat in the mail.

I did a couple other variations on this card – one was a color variation with a brighter red and green on black and different embellishments – and put all three cards in my box for OWH 🙂

Partial Supply List:

Stamp: Square Noel Wooden Rubber Stamp (Stampabilities)

Other: Kraft Cardstock (The Paper Studio), Red/Green/Green Polka-Dot Embellishment Paper (Making Memories – holiday pack), Ribbon, Circle Punch – Large and Small, Heart Punch (McGill)

October 3, 2012. Tags: . Card. Leave a comment.

“Jesus is the Reason for the Season” Snowman Card

I have been making some Christmas cards to put in my first box to send to Operation Write Home and with my kraft addiction, I made a bunch of these:

Inkadinkado Snowman Stamp, Inkadinkado Snowflakes Stamp , Inkadinado "Jesus is the Season" Stamp

Stamps: “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” (Inkadinkado), Snowman (Inkadinkado), Snowflakes (Inkadinkado)

Other: Art Performance Markers, Versafine Ink, Colored Pencils, Kraft Cardstock, White Cardstock, Brown Paper

September 28, 2012. Tags: . Card. Leave a comment.

Red & Green Christmas Cards

It’s been a little hard to get into making Christmas cards since the weather is still so warm, but I have been wanting to make some so that I can send them into Operation Write Home before the upcoming deadline.  The Red & Green Midweek Challenge was a little extra motivation to get going on those Christmas Cards!  In my stash, I found a Christmas scrapbooking kit with patterned paper and embellishments, so I used it as my starting point to make some cards.

Here are a couple:

Stampabilities Christmas Bulb, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Card from Paper Crafts Magazine Digital Sentiment

Stamps: Christmas Bulb (Stampabilities)

“Love at Christmas & always” – Digital Sentiment Downloaded from Paper Crafts Magazine – November/December 2011 Sentiments

Other: Paper, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Sentiment, and Border Decoration from a Scrapbooking Kit

September 25, 2012. Tags: . Card. Leave a comment.

Marble Magnets on a Stamped Notecard

This project involves a bit more than stamping, but I had to share this fun and easy project!

 

Making the Marble Magnets:

I wanted to make a little gift for my co-workers to leave on their desks, so I decided to make some marble magnets.  Some great directions are at not martha

To get started I first shrunk and printed some pictures I found online to fit behind the marbles (this took some trial and error to find the right size since the marble magnifies each image a bit).  I also used scrapbooking paper for cute patterns.

Supplies: 

  • Clear flat marbles (you can usually find some in a floral section)
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (to attach the picture to the marble)
  • E6000 glue (to attach the magnet to the paper-backed marble )
  • Scissors
  • ½” magnets (I found some strong ones at Home Depot)

Displaying the Magnets:

The magnets do look cute in tins, but since I couldn’t find some in a timely fashion, I decided to display them in a different way . . .

For the main background card, I used a plain white 5” x 3” notecard (you could also use cardstock or posterboard) and trimmed a patterned piece of paper to be slightly smaller than the notecard.  Using a corner punch, I rounded the corners.  I stuck the paper to the notecard with either a glue stick or some double-sided sticky squares.

For the area where the magnets would go, I then cut a piece of notecard ~ 1½” by ~ 2½” and rounded the corners with my corner punch.  Then I taped 3 paperclips to the back.

I glued this strip (with the paperclip-side pointing down) to my notecard base (with tacky glue) and also added the mittens and Merry Christmas cutouts that I had previously stamped.  The mini jingles bells added a special touch too:)   I just let the cards dry overnight before adding the magnets.  (Once the cards are dry and have the magnets in place, you could also bag the cards if you wanted)

Update: 

My co-workers got a big kick out of the magnets, so that was fun!

Also, I wanted to share another packaging idea.  I recently saw that Shannon at Madigan Made and Sabrina at Sabby in Suburbia used little washers in their marble magnets packages.  So if you are going out shopping you may want to pick up some little washers since those are flatter than paper clips.

Also don’t be afraid to be creative with shapes for your background! Take a look at this Christmas tree I made out of card stock and posterboard:

And if you want more stamping ideas, check out the rest of my blog:)

December 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Project. 1 comment.

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December 22, 2009. Tags: . Card. Leave a comment.

Christmas Lights Magnets

While looking through my supplies one day, I found some lightweight magnets and decided I would use them to make something.  First, I picked a new stamp I wanted to try out – the Christmas light bulb –  on a white notecard.  Then, I colored in the images with markers (and for extra pizzazz I used a Silver Sharpie on the light’s screw base).  Next, I cut out all the images and for a laminating effect, I sandwiched them between clear packing tape.  I cut them out again (leaving a bit of a tape border so it would remain stuck together) and glued a magnet to it (using tacky glue).  Ta-da!

On another day, I came up with an easy way to display them as a gift.  I taped paper clips to a piece of notecard and glued this piece to decorative paper attached to another notecard.

Here’s the final result:

December 22, 2009. Tags: , , , . Project. Leave a comment.